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Of, related to, or being the verbal aspect that expresses action continuing unbroken for a period of time.
1. The durative aspect.
2. A durative verb or verb form. In both senses also called continuative.


(ˈdjʊərətɪv) grammar
(Grammar) denoting an aspect of verbs that includes the imperfective and the progressive
a. the durative aspect of a verb
b. a verb in this aspect


(ˈdʊər ə tɪv, ˈdyʊər-)

of or pertaining to a verb or verb aspect expressing incomplete or continued action, as the verbs beat and walk in contrast to strike and step.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.durative - the aspect of a verb that expresses its duration
aspect - the beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb
imperfective, imperfective aspect - aspect without regard to the beginning or completion of the action of the verb
progressive aspect - the aspect of a verb that expresses its on-going action
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